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Health care activism forces Dick Armey to resign
http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2009/08/14/health-care-activism-forces-dick-armey-to-resign/ ^

Posted on 08/15/2009 3:37:09 PM PDT by kcvl

Political Insider Health care activism forces Dick Armey to resign 4:44 pm August 14, 2009, by Jim Galloway

Former U.S. House majority leader Dick Armey is the keynote speaker at Saturday’s anti-health care reform rally in Atlanta’s Centennial Park.

But as of today, he’s also underemployed. This from Politico.com:

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) is resigning from DLA Piper law firm amid a wave of negative attention his grassroots organization, Freedom Works, has drawn for helping to organize protesters at health care town hall meetings with members of Congress.

In an interview…Armey said that he was concerned about the media scrutiny the health care protests were drawing to the firm he has been associated with since retiring from Congress.

“The firm is busy with its business, and shouldn’t be asked to take time out from their work, to defend themselves of spurious allegations,” Armey said. “No client of this firm is going to be free to mind its own business without harassment as long as I’m associated with it.”

In a statement, DLA Piper Chairman Frank Burch said the parting was mutual.


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1 posted on 08/15/2009 3:37:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

You mean the Atlanta Urinal-Constipation is still being published?


2 posted on 08/15/2009 3:38:38 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: kcvl

When was the last time any ACORN leader resigned?


3 posted on 08/15/2009 3:39:00 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (Al Franken--the face of the third-party voters)
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To: Petronski

ROFLMAO!!! Never heard it called that before!!


4 posted on 08/15/2009 3:41:48 PM PDT by exbrit
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To: kcvl

why does he have to resign?? i’m so tired of pussy republicans with no balls. they are worse that liberals.


5 posted on 08/15/2009 3:45:50 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lonster

His activism was getting in the way of the law firm conducting business. I absolutely understand why he did it. The press must have been hounding them.


6 posted on 08/15/2009 3:48:25 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

“When was the last time any ACORN leader resigned?”

This is STUPID.

THIS is how they silence EFFECTIVE people.

Dick needs to tell them where they can get off and become BOLDER and in their face.

Wake up Dick!


7 posted on 08/15/2009 3:56:56 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: kcvl
“The firm is busy with its business, and shouldn’t be asked to take time out from their work, to defend themselves of spurious allegations,” Armey said. “No client of this firm is going to be free to mind its own business without harassment as long as I’m associated with it.”

So, on your OWN time, you cannot express your opinion of head or be part of an organization that is not favorable to Obama? How come UNIONS, don't have that problem. They ALL SUPPORT OBAMA and when I state this, no one in a UNION feels compelled to resign or step aside so the UNION members don't feel “harassed” or “associated” with Obama?
Again, GOPers have a different standard.

8 posted on 08/15/2009 4:00:26 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

“When was the last time any ACORN leader resigned?”

Or how about the America Bar Association?


9 posted on 08/15/2009 4:04:57 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

When was the last time a Democrat acted ethically, or with a sense of propriety?


10 posted on 08/15/2009 4:12:29 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: lonster

I have great respect for Dick Armey. He is an honorable man.

Did you ever think that he wishes to resign rather than harm his firm. You know what the Left is capable of when it comes to frivolous lawsuits.

Sorry, I do not see this like you do.


11 posted on 08/15/2009 4:16:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: kcvl

It’s time for Dick Army, Santorum, Watts and a few others that have had a respite to get back in the game.

Army shouldn’t let these people silence him and now he can become more vocal. Let’s hope that’s his intentions.


12 posted on 08/15/2009 4:31:10 PM PDT by swheats (Time is the greatest equalizer. This isn't a Godless society yet. Be fruitful and multiply.)
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To: Melchior

NEVER?


13 posted on 08/15/2009 4:47:51 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (Al Franken--the face of the third-party voters)
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To: lonster

Perhaps some of the partners of the law firm are Obama supporters, and gave him an ultimatum?


14 posted on 08/15/2009 4:52:17 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: kcvl

Dick Armey steps aside to avoid his firm being “Palinized”


15 posted on 08/15/2009 4:58:27 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Texas Fossil

so back down with his tail between his legs like most republicans. i’m sick to death of it. it’s time fight. if not now, then when??


16 posted on 08/15/2009 5:00:13 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lonster
Lets give him the benefit of the doubt that he resigned for the reason he said he did. To prevent his law firm from being dragged down by democrat human piranhas filing maliciously frivolous lawsuits, as happened with Governor Palin in Alaska.
17 posted on 08/15/2009 5:00:51 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: lonster

Yeah, Armey should selfishly hang in there are let everybody else at his law firm worry about themselves. Yeah, that’s the ticket.


18 posted on 08/15/2009 5:04:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Class act by Armey

Geez...some of you people are stupid.


19 posted on 08/15/2009 5:07:46 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Lancey Howard

nah, he should fold like all republicans and run to the hills squalling like sissy. makes me sick.


20 posted on 08/15/2009 5:12:04 PM PDT by lonster
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To: eddie willers

yep, class act. these republicans are the ones who “class acted” conservatives into this mess we are in now. no say over nothing. nothing to do but raise cain in townhall meetings.


21 posted on 08/15/2009 5:14:15 PM PDT by lonster
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To: silverleaf

i’m tired of the benefit of the doubt. those words mean that conservatives lose every time. how about the benefit of the damn truth for a change. wouldn’t that be novel??


22 posted on 08/15/2009 5:16:04 PM PDT by lonster
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To: DJ MacWoW
Army is not an attorney, he's a lobbyists, the firm other clients are Pissed.
23 posted on 08/15/2009 5:19:02 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: lonster

Why ruin the law firm? What’s the point in doing that? Instead, he now has more time for Freedom Works.


24 posted on 08/15/2009 5:20:12 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: lonster

who says he won’t be more effective at leadership on this issue by quitting his job?

Seems to be working OK for Sarah. She gets as much coverage for sitting home posting on Facebook as Bambi does flying Air Force One across Americna and speaking at staged rallies.


25 posted on 08/15/2009 5:22:23 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: exbrit

That’s Rush’s name for it.


26 posted on 08/15/2009 5:23:50 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: org.whodat
Does it matter? There's no point in ruining the business. And it says "DLA Piper law firm".

DLA Piper

With 3,700 lawyers located in 29 countries and 67 offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, DLA Piper is positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

27 posted on 08/15/2009 5:26:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

if there is anything we should have learned from eight years of “bush is evil” crap is that the squeaky wheel gets the most grease. the example of bush letting libs define him is the one we should learn from. instead, we allow it to happen again and again. i say ENOUGH!!! don’t retreat, hit’em until their eyes water.


28 posted on 08/15/2009 5:27:54 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lonster

I’m sick to death of folks sitting behind a keyboard who complain about what others do or don’t do for the ‘cause.’ Armey gave up his position with this law firm so he could be an activist in a cause he believes in.

What have you personally sacrificed for the cause?


29 posted on 08/15/2009 5:29:00 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“DLA Piper is positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.”

unless they are conservative, then push them off the edge by all means.


30 posted on 08/15/2009 5:29:37 PM PDT by lonster
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To: EDINVA

why sacrifice anything?? this country is now about “what’s in it for me”. the repubs were just as big a duck in the pond with their lack of leadership kow-towing to the left everytime they stub their damn toe. when out elected leaders grow some balls maybe it will inspire folks like myself to personally sacrifice something. it’s stupid to sacrifice when the altar is made of cardboard by cowards.


31 posted on 08/15/2009 5:33:55 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lonster

Oh please! Armey was no longer an asset. The honorable thing to do was leave. And he did.


32 posted on 08/15/2009 5:34:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: lonster

Your hysteria is silly. Is Palin a coward because she quit when she was no longer effective? Give it rest.


33 posted on 08/15/2009 5:36:02 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Rocky
The law firm and Armey lobby on behalf of insurance companies that have an interest in the outcome of the legislation.

Rachael Maddow accused Armey's Freedom Works of organizing some of protests at some of the Town Hall meetings on behalf of those insurance companies.

Maddow and Armey are scheduled together on one of the news shows tomorrow morning.

34 posted on 08/15/2009 5:36:11 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: DJ MacWoW

why, because some lib commentator declared it so and made an inane blathering point about it??? better run to the hills because olberfart made a smelly noise.


35 posted on 08/15/2009 5:37:43 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lonster
You're being ridiculous.

See post 34. Better Armey leave than be accused of improprieties.

36 posted on 08/15/2009 5:41:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW
sorry i seem silly. i’m sick of surrender at every turn. palin isn't a coward and i don't think dick armey is either. i’m simply tired of turning our belly up every time a liberal makes an inane blathering talking point.
37 posted on 08/15/2009 5:41:17 PM PDT by lonster
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To: DJ MacWoW

always. anytime olberfart accuses then we’d better run huh??


38 posted on 08/15/2009 5:42:14 PM PDT by lonster
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To: DJ MacWoW

liberals lie about their political and monetary connections and it’s just fine. conservatives take it in the kiester over and over again. it’s disgusting. period.


39 posted on 08/15/2009 5:44:08 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lonster

The info in post 34 could hurt Armey’s efforts. I now think that he needed to leave in order to fight....the same reason Palin resigned. Sarah is much more effective now than before. I hope that proves true for Armey as well.


40 posted on 08/15/2009 5:44:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: lonster

Conservatives are honest. That’s one reason they are conservatives.


41 posted on 08/15/2009 5:45:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: lonster
Again with silly statement.

A conflict of interest could damage Armey's efforts.

42 posted on 08/15/2009 5:46:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

what’s the lie?? did armey ever lie about his connections to insurance?? liberals are connected to their interest group again and again and no one calls them on it.


43 posted on 08/15/2009 5:48:20 PM PDT by lonster
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To: DJ MacWoW

does the conflict ever damage liberals. no, because they stand up to it.


44 posted on 08/15/2009 5:49:12 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lonster

I don’t think Dick Armey needs any advice from you!


45 posted on 08/15/2009 5:50:03 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

why is it all of the sudden that having a personal interest in a political postion a conflict of interest?? why does it only apply to conservatives?? why does it seem that lately conservative have to sacrifice things they’ve worked so hard at and become “outsiders” to be effective?? i don’t recall a liberal doing that.


46 posted on 08/15/2009 5:52:51 PM PDT by lonster
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To: lonster
does the conflict ever damage liberals. no, because they stand up to it.

So you want him to be dishonest.

From now on, I will ignore you.

47 posted on 08/15/2009 5:53:22 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: lonestar

i wasn’t offering any. i’m simply fed up with the namby-pamby mincing of words and the fear.


48 posted on 08/15/2009 5:54:20 PM PDT by lonster
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To: DJ MacWoW

i still don’t know how what he would be doing is dishonest if he doesn’t hide it?? maybe i’m wrong but i don’t think so.


49 posted on 08/15/2009 5:55:30 PM PDT by lonster
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To: exbrit

Boortz has been calling it that for years, then others picked up on it. It makes me smile every time.


50 posted on 08/15/2009 6:00:15 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Keep barack-rats out of our health care!)
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